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>> any announcements? >> none. >> can you call item number one. >> 140727 hearing to receive informational updates from the mayor's office of employment and workforce development, department of children, youth, and their families, recreation and parks department, and the san francisco unified school district on the status of the summer jobs plus initiative, as well as available opportunities for summer programming at san francisco rpd sites and >> 140727 hearing to receive informational updates from the mayor's office of employment and workforce development, department of children, youth, and their families, recreation and parks department, and the san francisco unified school district on the status of the summer jobs plus initiative, as well as available opportunities for summer programming at san francisco rpd sites and through sfusd's summer school programming. >> thank you. actually, this hearing requested comes specifically last year from commissioner mendoza and this year from commissioner president fewer. we had originally called for this hearing last year on the summer jobs initiative and we want to broaden the scope of the 3
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hearing to get an understanding of our youth during the summer. it's the biggest challenges in terms of funding programming but also a time when we find that you struggle with learning retention >> we have been join by norman yee. thank you for joining us. and glen eagleson is here as well and we'll be presenting instead
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of director moya. >> i have copies of the handouts for commission and board members. >> good afternoon, commissioners and supervisors. my name is glen eagleson and i'm with the department of children and
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youth and their family. i'm going to give you an over view of dcyf work force programs and talk about our work with the city and then i'm going to start our summer jobs initiative and bring up our other partners. for dcyf, excuse me, there we go. for dcyf, we have seven youth force work programs that is our summer opportunities. they invest $11 million in those initiatives to serve young people between the ages of 13 and 21. all of our programs are year round initiatives but we do ask them to have specific summer strategies. i'll go over the seven strategies. the first is career awareness, which is a new initiative and that's for those 13-17 and it's giving an introduction
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to the world of work and career ex plow rags for young people. we're currently funding four organizations to do that and our target -- the young people who don't have work experience and who are entering into the arenia. many of you are familiar with myeep. it's the city's largest work force program. the program focusing on 9th and 10th grader and we expand the ages to 17 during the summer. the japanese youth council are the number one council and they work with an organization with disabilities. the third initiative is youth works, which is a city internship and mentor ship program for san francisco young people. this program works with 11 and 12th graders. young people have an opportunity during the school year and during the
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summer and jycy is the initiative. the fourth is what we call our work force strategy. this is a range of programs from small programs serving 15 to 20 youth up to some larger programs. we fund 20, 30 organizations and the strategies are young people who have barriers to employment. young people involved in public systems and young people who are not on track to graduate. the next is high school partnerships. this is a partner ship we have with the school district. it's working at three of the schools that we felt that has the most need that didn't have the most career technical career programs so dcfc partnered with them to support that. we're
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providing services at downtown. they're the lead for that initiative. and again we're targeting students who are under credit or at risk of not graduating. the next is our youth work force development strategy for justice involved young people. this is a new targeted initiative that we started during this last funding cycle. it's for young people 14-21 involved with the juvenile or the adult justice system or who come in touch with the system through cart. we start with the occupational training program which works with the city departments that -- based on referrals that they get from probation departments, they do an assessment on young people coming in to figure out the best needs and matches for them and ott refers them to the seven programs that we fund or to other opportunities that might be available in the city that might be a better match.
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>> okay passionate training and therapy program is what -- the occupational training and therapy program is what ottp stands for. we contracted with the united way of the bay area to help manage this initiative. the target audience are young people 16-21 with the priority of young people exiting programs that we fund or other cities might fund are on they're in readiness programs. we have a school year partnership with the san francisco unified school district that is being developed to expand work base opportunities for young people so how to bring more employers into the
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classroom on a regular basis like career awareness and et cetera. and then the largest part of the effort is our summer plus jobs initiative. that's the effort that united way helps to manage with us and our partners. before i go into -- are there questions about those strategies right now? okay. one thing we did want to mention, we were fortunate this year, we were selected as one of five cities nationwide to receive funding from city foundation and cities for financial empowerment for a new initiative to look at summer youth programs and financial empowerment for young people. we received a $478,000 grant aimed at providing three years of funding and it's $478,000 for each year. we're partnering with the office of
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the treasure office of empowerment. the program has two components. one is a summer work experience program so with this funding, we're able to provide additional 200 opportunities for young people this summer dditional 200 and we're targeting that to two different groups and targeting 18-24 year olds who will served through chalk communities and harmony for advocating learning and kids or something like that. and that initiative for 18-24 is targeting young people in public housing and those who don't have the right to work documents. we have mission sf. they're going to lead up the research component so the first year the initiative city foundation is interested in taking a look at what are the empowerment strategies, what are the
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banking strategies that young people use and what's currently in place with our youth employment programs and in the second and third year, they'll take that information to expand the tools and strategies and the resources for community base providers to help provide more financial empowerment resources for young people. and i wanted to mention one of the things that we've been doing for the last three years as a part of the summer jobs initiative is to survey summer partners on what are the available opportunities for young people in training are on employments. we do surveys of every city department and all of the cbo's that serve young people in the city, not just those we serve but city wide. we want to find information in three different areas. what programs are available for those 14-24. what direct hires do either community based organizations or city
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departments do, so hiring -- you might hire summer counselors or staff for someone up to the age of 24. and finally which of the city departments can serve as work sites such as youth works. last year we found that there were 53 city departments that either funded, operated or served as a work site for our summer programming. this year what we're trying to do, in an effort to get information out to young people about the available opportunities is we're creating a page on the dcf website. this year it will be an opportunity for young people to find out about the training and employment programs, who is eligible for the programs, what the stop and start dates are and what the application process is and to help move forward, we created a searchable page to help those other city programs funded.
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before i move onto the summer jobs plus, do you have any questions about the dcyf strategies? >> supervisor norman yee. >> thank you. i'm not too sure. you mentioned the number of youth all these programs are serving -- >> i don't have the exact numbers for this year. last year we were table to serve well over 2,000 young people through our strategies. i can get you the exact number. we were able to get supplemental funding to expand our programs. >> and then in 2000, you're talking most of them would have had some employment opportunity? >> yes, thank you. that's one thing i for got to mention.
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aside from the career awareness strategy, which is really more kind of work shop and career awareness activity for young people, the other strategies i mentioned in our youth force portfolio has a paid work force component, so a work experience or an extended work force or a shadow. >> i'll be interested in knowing the numbers for the john oconnell. >> so in that strategy, there are three levels of work that are being done. the first is some core and more intensive work with 25 students at each of the schools and that includes counseling, work shop training and then a paid work experience or internship. the second level is general career counseling that's available to all the
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students in the school, so students can come and get advice on what programs are available, get referrals and get information on resources. and then the third level is really more of a system change strategy, working with the schools around whatever their system goals are and figuring out how youth work programs can help to support that. so it could be things like curriculum alignment for example. >> this is probably a comment more than a question and it's probably directed towards the school board members here. i'm wondering if the strategy could be expanded or oconnell in terms of being able to involve a greater number of 25 that would have internships or
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possibility use that as a marketing team. i know a few years ago, the school had difficulty convincing potential students to actually enroll there, so if we can market it in a different way, maybe we can change the climate. >> it's sharon from the school -- would you like to respond to this? >> sharon and i'm a supervisor of career and i oversee the career and technical program and at john, on connell, they have three. they have building construction and energy and utility and a
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hospitality students and receiving support from my office and including two year technical career programs in that sector program. and 65 percent of the class are career programs. 25 percent of them are receiving more intensive mentoring during dcyf partnership with -- >> great. any other questions or comments from board members? seeing none, i just -- i have the same questions as supervisor yee. i was curious how many students are in the partnership program. it on be great to get a sense of the past couple of years, the demographics of the youth that are served in the programs and then also i think some of these programs have been around long enough that we can do a longitute for these
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students and college readiness, so it would be great -- we've been doing this for quite a while. are we funding the right things, are we providing the right types of trainings and experiences that are helping young san francisco residents succeed in our city? i don't know if you have perspectives that's not in the power point related to these wes. -- related to these questions. >> also our justice involved strategies and we're going through an evaluation component right now, so maybe at a later date we can present the findings from those strategies. >> that would be great. thank you. are you doing the next presentation as well? >> the next one as well. >> i want to recognize that we do have eric mcdonald from united way
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along with matt poland from match bridge program. >> yes, commissioner fewer. i apologize, i didn't realize that popped up on the screen. commissioner fewer and commissioner wynns. >> thank you supervisor. i had a question about the high school partnership. as you do the work with those who are at risk of not graduating, can he this get school credit for this toward their high school graduation? >> i'm going to ask sharon to respond. >> sharon again from the school district, college and career readiness. we're currently putting on the summer school deck courses that are associated with the cpe programs under whatever industry sector they're studying under lab and depending on how many hours they're in the classroom, we're looking at 2.5 and 5 credits and that's for our cpe students.
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>> so the students he's working with -- >> at john oconnell. >> what's happening downtown? >> they're not in the cpe program. right now we're looking at the school district under a work experience education plan for the district and so some of this is language around that plan. do we have a certified teacher assigned, how many minutes, is there a visit to the work site. there's elements in the school partnership model that we certainly could include for downtown and we can discuss that. wells and oconnell. >> these are students of low credits so during the summer what we prefer our students to take the classes and give them credit to help them graduate. that's why i'm wondering if this also allows
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them to gain credit while they're doing an internship and getting some support. that would be the ideal situation because i would encourage students to participate in an academic summer offering so they can graduate. we have students from these schools who don't graduate on time. if they're at a continuation school, they're not graduating on time. these students are behind in credits so they're going to have a summer to make up credits, i would think we would encourage students to be in a program to give them school credit. >> if i can mention, i forgot to mention. as apart of that initiative, it's done in partnership of a class that's talk during
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the day that students get credits for. it's done with the heat of the kitchen class that students take with the hope that by also having an after school paid activity, that will help keep young people engaged in the classroom. >> maybe sharon, that we can work on that with downtown. that they can actually get credit too when they're participating in this program because it would be icing on the cake, too. right. thank you so much. >> commissioner wynns. >> thank you. i want to thank you for the presentation and i may have missed this but it's followup on supervisor -- it's a long term evaluations but also breaking down the participants, so when some of the programs that you mentioned, you know, career or awareness, i'd like to know how many young people have paid jobs during
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the school year. i understand that many of them have jobs that don't go through any programs, that's fine. for all the programs we are facilitating, how many get jobs and how many have paid jobs during the summer? because when i've looked at these reports before about the summer jobs program, there was nothing that distinguished between those in the awareness program or it's connected to a school program and those who have a paid job, so i'd like to know the distinction and know what followup we do to that. i'm presuming and hoping that you and the people who manage these programs are interested in knowing what kind of real world impact we have, so people who have a paid program or a summer job that's paid that's facilitated and therefore training is provided through a program, what happens to them after they
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graduate. is there employment history or their ability in a difficulty con economy once they get a job. i know a lot of these schools go through 24. so if we could as soon as we have some useable or accessible data in those areas provided, i would appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you commissioner. i want to recognize our time. we have department presentations after this and another item. so if we can go through this one. >> i'm going to start the presentation around our summer jobs plus initiative. one of the things to understand is our summer jobs plus initiative is the umbrella of the initiatives going on in the city so it includes the training and work force programs that dcyf funds and also all those from the city department and the city as well
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as the private sector opportunities that our friends from united way are going to talk about. the numbers and strategies we're talking about plus all those initiative ss -- summer jobs plus started two years ago. it is a partner ship between the mayor's office and dcyf and odwd as partners and they manage most of the outreach and the overall coordination of the program. primarily with the career technical career program. our cbo partners and employers the initiative was launched in summer 2012 in response to the obama administrative call to action. our challenge in 2012 was to provide 5,000 training or
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employment opportunities for young people 14 to 24 and we look at paid training opportunities and not volunteer experiences that's not paid. that year we provided 5,206. and 700 pledges were made. in the summer of 2013, the mayor up that goal to 6,000 training employment opportunities for young people and we were able to surpass that and provide over 6800. there were advances made last year. one was a new on online tracking system. a system that young people applied to to get access to the opportunities. we introduce doorway opportunities where young people can access the system and get support in terms of applying for jobs and opportunities and starting to expand what as the summer jobs initiative into a year
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round effort so working closer with the school district to provide work base opportunities for those young people during the school year. i'm going to turnover to our partners at the united way. >> good afternoon supervisors and commissioners. i'm matt poland and i'm the director of united way and along with our partners at the school district and cities and employers across san francisco. we help manage san francisco summer jobs plus and i'm excited to be here today to tell you about cool stuff we're doing with summer jobs plus. the first slide that we have here after going through the history is just giving you a sense of who has hired young people in the private sector and this is a variety of jobs, internships and other programs that these various companies also our cbo partners and pron partners institutions that are involved in summer jobs plus with
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offering opportunities as glen mentioned, these are paid opportunities of various types of summer jobs and inter ships and work base learning and training opportunities. to go into more detail about the outcomes from last year, and we do have outcomes from 2012 available if you're interested in those. i don't have them with me. we can send them to you. last year as glen mentioned, there's over 6800 placed in the private sector and that's over 2200. a lot of the programs that glen was talking about earlier is over 4800 -- i'm sorry, 4600. the age of hires is in the 14 to 18 and then the next level is 19 to 21 followed by 22 to 24. as far as the race and ethnicity, this is the break down. and we believe we served a wide diverse group of young people.
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and the family income level was pre-dominant low income and 30,000 for the family and lower. a lot of the different programs has different ways of measuring or tracking that information and when we put it together, it's about $30,000 for a family income level. as far as the top san francisco neighborhoods, this was the break down with baby at the top, and visitation and portolo, so this was based on zip code so the primary zip code is what we use for the state here. so i wanted to get into talking about the plans we have for the coming summer. we want to extend doorways year round so we found that doorways which i'll get to in a minute here was extremely successful part -- they provided
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access point for young people so they helped us identify the young people ready for help and helped us identify those not ready for help. we felt it's necessary to continue them all year. we're starting a college out of the guardian scholars and we finished up our program and we're about to make those announcements and we may expand the number of doorways as well. as glen mentioned earlier, we want to provide year round services which is going to provide closer work with the school district and i have a slide at the end. we're going to have upgrades to the online system and i have a little pre-view for you in the next couple of slides on what the new online platform will look like. we added the tracking system and we want to add more things to that including an easier log in. the log in was difft.